Rescue

Rescue

The team at Nyaru Menteng also operates a rescue service and has rescued over 300 wild orangutans.

With the orangutan’s habitat being destroyed to make way for palm oil plantations, orangutans have insufficient food and have no option but to eat the young leaves of the oil palm.

Orangutans find themselves as the number one enemy of the plantation companies, some of which will encourage local people to kill the orangutans and reward them with Rp 150,000 per head.

The companies will also bulldoze small pockets of remaining forest which may be serving as a refuge for orangutans. 

Currently 90% of orangutans under the age of three at Nyaru Menteng have been rescued from areas of oil palm development.

BOS Foundation works co-operatively with the Ministry of Forestry to try and change these practices.

In the interim, the displaced orangutans are captured, given a medical check up and reintroduced after any necessary rehabilitation.

Nyaru Menteng Orangutan Reintroduction Project

Rehabilitation Process

How Can You Help

There are lots of ways you can support orangutans and help ensure the survival of this precious ape.

Adopt an Orangutan

Adopt an Orangutan

Orangutans are endangered and at risk of extinction. Habitat destruction means hundreds of orphan orangutans need to care for every year. You can help by adopting one. Their dedicated ‘nannies’ teach them everything they need to know for when it’s time to release them back to the wild. You can follow their progress through Forest School.

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Make a Donation

Make a Donation

Please help the Orangutans in their struggle for survival. Your donation is important and goes directly to BOS Indonesia. By donating, you are helping bring this noble yet endangered species back from the brink of extinction and on a path to freedom - from rescue to rehabilitation and release.

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Visit Our Shop

The perfect gift for any occasion! Choose from our selection of instant gifts that directly support our orangutans. You can buy a wheelbarrow, provide food for an orangutan for two months or lots more. You will receive a certificate, personalised with the name of your choice - perfect gift for you or a friend.

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